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February 27

February 27, 2012

 

Customer Support Rulings Posted

 

The Postal Service™ has issued three in a continuing series of revised and new Customer Support Rulings. They are posted on Postal Explorer® (pe.usps.com):

 

Revised

§         PS-177, Mailpieces Opened After Delivery, provides policy guidance to customers and postal employees concerning mail endorsed "Return Service Requested" or any unendorsed piece of mail that is opened and returned. 

 

New

§         PS-338, Mobile Barcodes (QR Codes) Printed in Periodicals Publications, includes a new policy statement concerning the use of Mobile Barcodes in a Periodicals publication to determine whether they would be considered advertising or nonadvertising content.

 

§         PS-339, Sealed See-through Pouches in Periodicals Publications, includes a new policy statement concerning perishable matter that may be inserted in copies of a Periodicals publication as unsolicited promotional product samples prepared in completely sealed, sift-proof, see-through pouches.